You can read it on their faces: sometimes even the robins look like they're tired of winter.
But then, just when you feel the mud and gray will never leave, the buds begin to swell and there are snowdrops and you spy a crocus or two peeking through the dirt.
It's on the way!
Soon it'll be time for nesting and bird song again.
We'll hear the pleasant sound of plowing the field behind the studio and smell that good earth scent, spring's best perfume.
For now I'm gazing out the window dreaming of gardening weather and making lists of which plants didn't make it through winter.
This year the blueberries were hit hard but the elderberries and cherries look like they're just longing to blossom.
Hurrah, it's time to think spring.
Are you as excited as I am?